Garden Vegetable Lasagna

Garden Vegetable Lasagna

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**You will need an Extra Large Baking Dish, sprayed with cooking spray

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*12 Western Family Lasagna Noodles, Extra Wide, cooked according to directions on package.

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Sauté Vegetables: 

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*3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil

*10 to 12 Button Mushrooms, sliced and sautéed

*3 small Zucchinis, sliced then halved

*8 cups Baby Spinach, added to the sautéed mushrooms

*1 and 1/2 tablespoons Bottled Minced Garlic

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In a skillet on medium heat, sauté the mushrooms first, about 5 minutes or until most of the moisture is removed. Then add the zucchini and cook for another 2 minutes and lastly add the spinach and garlic until wilted.
Remove sautéed vegetables from heat and drain off any extra liquid before adding to the sauce.

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Chunky Marinara Sauce

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*3 Jars (25 ounce each) Marinara Sauce, if desired Or use the following homemade chunky marinara Sauce
OR

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Homemade Marinara Sauce

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*1/4 cup Extra Light Olive Oil

*2 medium Carrots, finely diced or use Food Chopper

*1 Stalk Celery, finely diced

*1 large Yellow Onions or 2 large Shallots

*3 Cloves of Garlic, pressed or grated

*1 teaspoon chopped fresh Oregano

*Pinch Red Pepper Flakes

*1 can 28 ounce can tomato Sauce Purée

*1 can 28 ounce can Whole Tomatoes, coarsely chopped, juice set aside or 8 Roma Tomatoes, diced

*8 to 10 Basil Leaves

*Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste

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In a skillet on medium heat, heat Olive oil and add carrots, celery and onions. sauté vegetables until soft and translucent about 8 minutes. Then add garlic and sauté another minute, stir in oregano, red pepper flakes, tomato purée, chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper.

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Simmer and cook 30 minutes or until sauce thickens.

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Lasagna Cottage Cheese Filling

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*1 Container Low-fat Cottage Cheese

*1 and 1/2 cups Grated Parmesan Cheese

*2 cups Shredded MontereyJack Cheese

*1 Egg, slightly beaten

*1 teaspoon Sea Salt

*1/4 teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper

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Lasagna Topping:

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*4 cups Mozzarella or Monterey Jack Cheese OR a combination of both

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Assembling Lasagna:

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Preheat oven to 400*F. oven.

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Bake Lasagna in the oven 45 minutes covered with foil, then another 10-15 minutes uncovered.

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In a deep 9×13 baking dish, sprayed with cooking spray, add a small amount of marinara sauce to the bottom of the baking dish. Now Layer:

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*One layer of lasagna noodles (4) on sauce

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*1/3 of the cottage cheese mixture spread over noodles

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*1/3 of marinara mixture spread over vegetable mixture

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Repeat 2 more times ending with a layer of lasagna noodles and top with 4 cups grated cheese. Cover with foil and bake.

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Remove from oven and let rest 15 minutes before serving.
 

Enjoy!

Lindy

 

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